Africa Uplifted enriches the lives of the people of Sierra Leone by promoting basic wellness, removing barriers to education, satisfying essential physical needs, nurturing spiritual development, and creating economic opportunities.
Africa Uplifted is a non-profit public charity qualified under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Africa Uplifted was established in 2011 as a successor to The Lance and Julie Burma Foundation.
Access to healthcare in rural Sierra Leone is limited due to geographic and economic barriers. As a result, many children are born in primitive conditions with limited prenatal care
Africa Uplifted built and subsidizes a community health center in Manonkoh, Sierra Leone which has served as a birthing center for over 400 children.
“As a result of Africa Uplifted’s efforts, over 300 children in Sierra Leone have qualified teachers, proper classrooms and a daily school lunch. This has enriched the lives of countless families in our country.”Africa Uplifted Project Liaison Officer in Sierra Leone
“During my time in Sierra Leone I experienced pure joy that significantly influenced my decision to become a midwife. I was humbled to learn the true meaning of ‘blessed to be a blessing.’”Former Team Member and Licensed Midwife
“Walking into the village of Manonkoh five years after my first visit, I witnessed a transformation. The health of the community—especially the children who now had plump faces, bright eyes, and beautiful smiles. Joy replaced despair. Thanks be to God and Africa Uplifted!”Africa Uplifted Director
“Africa Uplifted’s passion and love for the people of Sierra Leone has grown to include scholarship for the children, support for teacher training, feeding of the pupils, and the construction of modern facilities. Through Africa Uplifted there is hope for the future development of the children of our country.”Primary Education Secretary for the United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone
“There is a special feeling that stays with you after being a part of an Africa Uplifted team. I am dedicated to supporting Africa Uplifted because of their focus on sustainability, whether supporting local educational and medical services today, or developing future skill providers through scholarships for promising students. Africa Uplifted indeed has changed lives in Sierra Leone.”Donor and Former Team Member
school lunches served
residents with clean water
medical patients evaluated
babies born in our clinic